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LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) – Global equities set both an intraday high and record close on Tuesday as investors weighed the latest U.S. economic data for signs of a rebound and rising inflation, while Wall Street’s main indexes wavered before ending little changed.

Energy shares were among the best performing during the session as the OPEC+ alliance agreed to hike output in July and gave a bullish forecast. U.S. crude futures rose to their highest in more than two years. The dollar ended little changed, while Treasures, gold and bitcoin slipped. Financial shares countered declines in healthcare.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index (.STOXX) rose 0.75% and MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe (.MIWD00000PUS) gained 0.32%.

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